I had a lot of expectations for the medical marijuana industry before it expanded to our state.
I didn’t travel out west to see the state of the cannabis industry at the time, so I was extremely naive. At the actually least, I hoped there would be a small supplier mindset present in all cannabis industries, however sadly that was misplaced optimism. Things have panned out much differently than what I initially expected back in our years when I was still purchasing cannabis on the black market. My friends plus I had so much misplaced optimism about some non-existent small supplier market with no corporate influence, however that sort of thing is a pipe dream in most industries. Nowadays all of us have markets that swell to such a degree that corporate entities are a necessity whether all of us like them or not. In some cases, you can exert considerable regulatory pressure on greater companies, especially in medical cannabis where lab testing is required to ensure that all cannabis products sold in dispensaries are both safe plus accurate regarding the potency on the label. This is essential to harbor trust between patients plus medical marijuana companies. It’s unfortunate that some unscrupulous companies in some states have sought to pressure some labs into giving favorable results with either financial incentives or intimidation, however I hope that the practice is on the way out. Everyone benefits from an tolerable medical cannabis program, regardless of whether or not one’s state chooses to have a recreational cannabis market simultaneously. You should be able to trust that you’re using a sativa product versus an indica product plus a low THC batch versus a high THC batch.